NCSC reveals achievements on second anniversary

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) defends the UK from more than ten attacks every week on average.

Celebrating its second anniversary in October, the NCSC has helped to support with 1,167 cyber incidents, including 557 in the past 12 months.

It has also been instrumental in taking down 138,398 phishing sites between September 2017 and August 2018, as well as a further 14,116 sites pretending to be the UK government. 

The NCSC has just published its second annual review highlighting the sustained threat from hostile state actors and cyber criminals. It reveals that the majority of attacks against the UK are carried out by hostile nation states.

NCSC chief executive Ciaran Martin said he was extremely proud of what his organisation had achieved in just two years.

He commented: “We are calling out unacceptable behaviour by hostile states and giving our businesses the specific information they need to defend themselves. We are improving our critical systems. We are helping to make using the Internet automatically safer.”

Mr Martin added that the forthcoming year will see the organisation focus on providing every UK citizen with the tools they need to keep them safe online.

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